Getting to be a senior is a funny thing. The activities I used to take for granted are now getting more and more difficult, but I want to maintain them. So for those who hate exercise but still want to maintain a level of physical and cognitive fitness that is going to allow them to be active and a worthwhile member of the senior community, there is hope!
The important thing, in my view, is that we need to see why we need to keep our fitness levels up as we get older – the ‘What’s In It For Me’ point of view. Well, ask yourself these questions:
- Am I prepared to get involved in some form of exercise if it will help me retain my strength and balance?
- Can I expect to get more than strength and balance?
- Is it good for my brain?
- How often am I prepared to do it?
- How long do I want to spend doing it?
- What is likely to happen to me if I decide not to retain fitness?
- Do I want to do this on my own or with other people?
- What is available in my area?
I am sure there are many more questions you will ask yourself as you think about yourself and your fitness level. If you have any you would like answered, please use the ‘Comments’ section on the website.